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Arms dealer Christian Michel, 59, has been detained in India since December 2018 after being extradited from the United Arab Emirates over a helicopter deal.

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more than just that, writes Sam Hamad.

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance ...

Israel, US begin developing next generation missiles

The New Arab Staff

Israel, US begin developing next generation missiles

The Israeli Ministry of Defence and the US Missile Defence Agency have begun work on a new generation of anti-ballistic 'Arrow-4' missiles.

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Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah has met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ending the war in Libya.

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new ...

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

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Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Israel to skip Emirati <em>arms</em> fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

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Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

It would have marked the first time Israel participated in the IDEX arms fair, a result of last year's US-brokered deal to ...

Decision time soon for Biden on Iran nuclear <em>deal</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Decision time soon for Biden on Iran nuclear deal

Negotiations with Iran over the next few days are 'imperative', diplomats say.

Iran 'undermining opportunity' for nuclear diplomacy: Europe powers

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Iran 'undermining opportunity' for nuclear diplomacy: Europe powers

Efforts to resume the nuclear deal are being threatened by continued Iranian nuclear activity, according to European powers.

Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

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Morocco prime minister denounces Polisario 'media war'

Morocco has denied that three of its soldiers were killed by the Polisario Front, casting the claim as propaganda.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab Staff

UK refuses to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

The UK has refused to follow the US' decision of suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying London makes its own decisions about ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli ministers approve $9 billion US arms deal

While details of the deal are yet to be finalised, it comes as the Biden administration last month announced reviews as massive ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US moves to rejoin UN rights council

The decision is likely to draw criticism from conservative US lawmakers and many in the pro-Israel community.

Conjoined Yemeni twins flown to Jordan for surgery: UNICEF

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Conjoined Yemeni twins flown to Jordan for surgery: UNICEF

Conjoined baby twins born in war-ravaged Yemen were taken to Jordan for separation surgery, almost two months after a hospital warned they were ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blinken, Saudi FM discuss security in first phone call

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's first phone call with his Saudi Arabia counterpart was led by discussions about safety and cooperation.

UK pressured to end <em>arms</em> sales to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

UK pressured to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

UK MPs and activists urge the British government to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and support an end to the war in Yemen.

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

The New Arab Staff

US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

The attempt to seize Iranian oil stands in stark contrast to the Biden administrations broader overtures to Tehran.

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